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Depression, Anxiety, Muscle Aches, and Fatigue Are Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency


Vitamin D is produced by your body as a result of absorbing UVB wavelength from exposure to the sun’s rays. As we all know, the sun is in short supply here in Northeast Ohio in the winter months, so a Vitamin D deficiency is more than likely in most Northeast Ohioans.

Testing your Vitamin D level is essential to detecting a deficiency.

Vitamin D is critical for your good health. Virtually every cell in the body uses Vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the intestine and maintains calcium and phosphate levels in the blood, protecting against osteoporosis, rickets, and bone fracture. It also regulates immune function, cell growth, and neuromuscular function.

With the many roles that Vitamin D plays in the body, deficiency of this fat-soluble vitamin is a real cause for concern. Vitamin D deficiency has been found to increase the risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and autoimmune disease. Our modern indoor lifestyle limits our sun exposure, and we can only get a small amount of Vitamin D from diet. Based on clinical research, as many as 70 percent of Americans are considered deficient in Vitamin D and suffer from at least one of many symptoms.

If you would like to get your Vitamin D level tested or have a conversation about Vitamin D, please call our office to make an appointment.

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Westlake Location

We are on the west side of Dover Center Road, just south of the Center Ridge Road intersection.

Office Hours

*Office hours may vary based on holidays. Call us to confirm.

Monday:

8:00am -

6:00pm

Tuesday:

8:00am -

1:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am -

6:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am -

1:00pm

Friday:

8:00am -

6:00pm

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

By Appointment